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Ye Jacobites By Name
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Ye Jacobites By Name
1.
Ye Jacobites by name,
Give an ear, give an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name,
Give an ear!
Ye Jacobites by name,
Your fautes I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I maun blame -
You shall hear!
2.
What is right, and what is wrang,
By the law, by the law?
What is right, and what is wrang,
By the law?
What is right, and what is wrang?
A short sword and a lang,
A weak arm and a strang
For to draw!
3.
What makes heroic strife
Famed afar, famed afar?
What makes heroic strife
Famed afar?
What makes heroic strife?
To whet th' assassin's knife,
Or hunt a Parent's life
Wi' bluidy war!
4.
Then let your schemes alone,
In the State, in the state!
Then let your schemes alone,
In the state!
Then let your schemes alone,
Adore the rising sun,
And leave a man undone
To his fate!

 

You Jacobites By Name

You Jacobites by name,
Give an ear, give an ear!
You Jacobites by name,
Give an ear!
You Jacobites by name,
Your faults I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I must blame -
You shall hear!

What is right, and what is wrong,
By the law, by the law?
What is right, and what is wrong,
By the law?
What is right, and what is wrong?
A short sword and a long,
A weak arm and a strong
For to draw!

What makes heroic strife
Famed afar, famed afar?
What makes heroic strife
Famed afar?
What makes heroic strife?
To whet the assassin's knife,
Or hunt a Parent's life
With bloody war!

Then let your schemes alone,
In the State, in the state!
Then let your schemes alone,
In the state!
Then let your schemes alone,
Adore the rising sun,
And leave a man undone
To his fate!

 

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